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Russian elections: As activists protest, Putin shrugs the reaction off

  • 550 arrested in Russia during protests of Putin’s election source

» But Putin’s shrugging it off: Despite allegations suggesting that Putin benefitted from a corrupt electoral process, Putin’s shrugging it off as a part of the political process. “Of course there were irregularities,” he allegedly told an audience of lawyers. “They must all be weeded out and explained so that everybody understands everything.” Regarding the dispersal of protests, Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs turned the West’s own protests back on them, saying the dispersal was ”many times more humane than what we saw with the dispersal of ‘Occupy Wall Street’ and the tent camps in Europe.”

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March 6, 2012 // 10:59 // 2 years ago
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